Eggs are a powerhouse of essential nutrients and provide significant amounts of protein, calcium, iron, zinc and B-vitamins. That is the good news! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The not so good news is that eggs are a common allergen; much more common than people think. We see all the time from our food intolerance testing reports that eggs are a highly allergic food and very common in children which poses a problem when feeding our little ones as eggs are easy to cook, soft to eat, nutritious and kids love them! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The fact that they are very much present in our food climate also makes it very hard to avoid them.
It is therefore important to always read the ingredients label carefully before purchase. Here is a checklist of some of the main product ingredients that are derived from eggs - Albumin, Egg white, Egg yolk, Frozen egg, Dried egg, Egg powder, Egg protein, Ovalbumin, Ovovitellin. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Symptoms of an egg allergy can range from hives, itching, watering eyes, runny nose and rash like eruptions. A sensitivity or intolerance to eggs - a more delayed reaction - could manifest in symptoms such as bloating, headaches, constipation or diarrhoea. Both egg yolks and egg white contain proteins that can cause a reaction, but an allergy or sensitivity to egg white has been found to be most common. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The only way to find out if you have any reaction or sensitivity to eggs is through proper testing which we offer at PAC. Eliminating eggs from your diet can be a challenge, especially if you don’t know what to replace them with. We have qualified Naturopaths and Nutritionists who can help you plan your meals to ensure that you get adequate protein whilst undergoing an elimination and rotational diet. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
With a professionally structured and administered program your body can “learn” to tolerate eggs and enjoy them. From our experience of elimination and rotational diets once adhered to give amazing results! So you or your family do not need to be egg free forever! P.S. try to always buy pasture raised eggs for better nutritional content. ...